The Nation’s Best Workforce Training and Development

LED FastStart's unwavering focus: Recruit. Train. Sustain.

The Nation’s Best Workforce Training and DevelopmentThe Nation’s Best Workforce Training and Development

There is a reason why LED FastStart has been awarded the nation’s top workforce training and development program for 12 consecutive years by Business Facilities magazine: There is simply nothing quite like it. Often imitated, but never replicated.

Announced in August, LED FastStart’s 12th consecutive top ranking makes LED FastStart the only program in the nation to be ranked No. 1 since the widely respected business trade publication introduced the Workforce Training Leaders category in 2010.

LED FastStart customizes employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery, all delivered at no cost to participating employers. The program has expertise in a range of industries, including manufacturing, corporate headquarters, digital media, customer support centers and research and development.

“Louisiana continues to set the standard for excellence in customized training.”

Jack Rogers, Business Facilities Editor-in-Chief

With client satisfaction as a primary goal, LED FastStart pairs its world-class team with company subject-matter experts to learn its processes and culture and then deploys traditional and innovative methods to recruit qualified talent matching the company’s specific requirements.

The LED FastStart team then crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond. Continued technical, team-based and soft-skills training programs engage employees and increase productivity – bettering the bottom line.

LED FastStart team members have developed and managed hundreds of customized workforce solutions for clients that include a variety of Fortune 500 companies.

Collaboration with Louisiana’s higher education partners continues to be a key to the program’s success. To date, LED FastStart has guided millions of dollars in state workforce support to higher education initiatives that support talent growth and skills training, helping to ensure that colleges and universities – including HBCUs – have the tools necessary to prepare Louisiana’s talent pool for new careers.

In northern Louisiana, two of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities pair with LED FastStart to develop jobs in tech fields and aerospace. At Grambling State University, a 50,000-square-foot digital library is being built, strengthening university degree programs in computer science and computer information systems. Grambling recently awarded its first degrees in cybersecurity, the first bachelor’s degree of its kind in the state. Meanwhile, Southern University’s Shreveport campus is home to the Aerospace Technology Center which prepares students for engineering and mechanical operations jobs in that industry sector.

“Across the nation, states are attempting to emulate the success of LED FastStart, but Louisiana maintains its leading edge with FastStart’s innovative approach to workforce development.”

Governor John Bel Edwards

Learn more about LED FastStart, an award-winning recruiting, training, and sustaining workforce development program at the link below.

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hours of LED FastStart training for 32 companies in 2021